JusticeCorps Fellows an Impressive GroupFebruary 14, 2020
Over ten years ago, the CBF pioneered Illinois JusticeCorps, an innovative program through which courthouse volunteers create a more welcoming and less intimidating environment for people without lawyers. Illinois JusticeCorps volunteers do this by providing navigational assistance, referrals to legal aid and other available services, connections to online resources and court forms, and legal information on court procedures.
As the number of people going to court without lawyers has continued to grow over the past decade, Illinois JusticeCorps has also grown to be in 13 courthouses in 10 counties throughout the state thanks to a partnership with the Illinois Bar Foundation and the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice and the additional support of the Serve Illinois Commission and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
This year, we are lucky to have 15 amazing Illinois JusticeCorps fellows—individuals who have committed to spending a year leading nearly 50 part-time volunteers in helping people without lawyers. Find out more about this year’s Illinois JusticeCorps fellows…